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SM Adam volume 46/51


[4] Finished drawing for a house showing the rear elevation, ND, unexecuted


Elevation of the rear front of a three-storey, four-bay house with a hipped roof, with a three-storey projecting wing to the left-hand side shown in section. The other three bays of the house contain a door within a relieving arch, a bow of three arched windows surmounted by a balustraded balcony, and a carriage arch on the ground storey. There is a string course between the ground and first storey, with full-height windows on the first storey, and half-height windows on the second storey


bar scale of 1 ½ inches to 10 feet


Elevation de la Maison vers la basse cour / 15th (in pencil)

Signed and dated

  • 1758-94

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil, wash and pink and yellow wash within a single ruled border on laid paper (271 x 374)


Adam office hand




Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 53
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 135
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes



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